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    UK to Spend $38 Mln on Building Prison in Jamaica – Cameron

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    The United Kingdom will spend 25 million pounds ($38 million) on building a prison in Jamaica for the Caribbean country’s nationals who commit crimes in Britain, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — More than 600 Jamaican nationals are currently in UK jails but cannot be deported because of fears that poor jail conditions in the Caribbean country would allow a challenge under human rights law.

    “It [the deal] will mean Jamaican criminals are sent back home to serve their sentences, saving the British guard of honourtaxpayer millions of pounds, but still ensuring justice is done,” Cameron said during his visit to Jamaica, as cited by the BBC news portal.

    The foreign deal could save UK taxpayers 10 million pounds a year when prisoner transfers begin in 2020, the media reported Wednesday, citing officials.

    According to Cameron, the move will also help Jamaica by strengthening the country’s criminal justice system, the media reported.

    The UK is contributing about 40 percent of the cost of building the planned jail, which would hold 1,500 people, according to the media.

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